Mountain sports in Bormio
Bormio is among the most popular resorts of the Orobie Alps. Splendid mountains for every type of winter sport, famous and antique thermal baths to surrender to the comfort of therapeutic waters, lively traditions and some of the most appreciated wine and food in Italy, are its aces in the pack, the guarantee of an unforgettable holiday.
Located in high Valtellina, on the doorstep of the Stelvio National Park, Bormio is the ideal starting point to discover some wonderful mountains such as the Ortler Alps, on the border between Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige. Its ski runs spread on two sides on the valley, that of Vallecetta and that of San Colombano, up to 3,000 metres in height.
It offers a total of eighty kilometres of tracks for all levels of difficulty, from the easiest, such as the Ermellini, to the most difficult, like the famous Stelvio track, scene of the Mens Downhill World Championships, which is nearly five-kilometres long, equipped with floodlights for night-time skiing.
In Bormio you can also practice cross country skiing, ski touring and telemark, the Norwegian "free heel" skiing, or go and explore the beautiful snowy landscapes with snow shoes. Last but not least there is a well-equipped snowpark for snowboarding fans.
You can practice ice skating, curling and hockey on its ice rink, or enjoy the indoor tennis or boules courts. Besides, in season, there are numerous events for all ages, from concerts to exhibitions to various traditional folk events.
One particularity that made the place famous are the hot springs, known since the Roman times for the healing properties of their waters.